Interprofessional Communication at PCSP


On October 27th, seventeen Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) P1 students joined together with students from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and students from Lander University’s William Preston Turner School of Nursing for an interprofessional immersion event at Harris Baptist Church in Greenwood, South Carolina. During this event, students heard from Mrs. Kathleen Darragh, a pharmacy technician whose own family was profoundly affected by a medical error that could have been prevented by improved interprofessional communication. The students also worked together in small interdisciplinary groups to evaluate current ethical dilemmas present in medicine today. Students were asked to work together to determine ways in which interdisciplinary collaborative practice can bring about solutions to the problems at the center of each of the ethical dilemmas. PCSP, VCOM, and Lander Nursing have made a commitment to provide our students with opportunities for interdisciplinary education in hopes that this will result in improved patient care outcomes for the patients they serve in their futures.